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Android Phone, Products

3 smart settings for better Google Pixel battery life

September 23, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

If there’s one feeling all of us phone-carrying cuttlefish can relate to, it’s the sense of anxiety when that dreaded low-battery warning shows up on our screens. Both Android itself and Google’s Pixel phones, specifically, have gotten much better at […]


Android, Operating System

Got a Google Pixel? Flip this secret Android 13 switch

August 31, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Friends, Android-appreciators, fellow Pixel-persons — listen up, for what I’m about to tell you may very well change how you think about getting around your favorite Googley phone: No matter what you’ve seen with Android 13 so far or how […]


App security, Applications

5 popular Chrome extensions are stealing your browsing data so delete them now

August 31, 2022

Via: BGR

Any untrusted software that you install could be dangerous. Whether it’s a mobile app, a PC game, or a browser extension, it could be stealing your data. This week, security researchers at McAfee Labs highlighted five Chrome extensions that can […]


App Review, Applications

Google Slides cheat sheet: How to get started

August 30, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Need to build a slide presentation for a meeting, training, or other event? Google Slides is an easy-to-use web app that comes with the essential tools and more. It stores your presentations in the cloud with Google Drive. Anyone with […]


App Review, Applications

Google’s making it easier to add emoji in Docs

August 29, 2022

Via: The Verge

A few months after Google added emoji reactions to Google Docs, the company’s making it easier to include them in your actual document as well. Today, it announced a new shortcut that lets you easily insert an emoji while writing, […]


App Review, Applications

Apple launches new ‘Platoon for Artists’ app following 2018 acquisition

August 25, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Back in 2018, Apple acquired a music industry startup called Platoon, which was co-founded by a former iTunes executive. Four years later, Apple has launched a new “Platoon for Artists” app on the App Store, which it says will help […]


Android Phone, Products

It’s settled: 6.1 inches is the ideal smartphone screen size

August 25, 2022

Via: The Verge

I come to you today with good and bad news. The bad news is that small phones are dead. Apple is all but certainly killing off the iPhone Mini this year, and the smallest Android phone I’ve used all year […]


Android, Operating System

5 out-of-sight superpowers for Google Contacts on Android

August 24, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Quick: What’s the most exciting app on your Android phone right now? Just a hunch here, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Google Contacts probably wasn’t your answer. And why would it be? Your phone’s virtual […]


App security, Applications

Google Chrome Patches Multiple Security Bugs. How to Check If Your Browser is Updated

August 18, 2022

Via: CNET

Google said Tuesday that it patched multiple security bugs in Chrome, adding that one bug is being actively exploited. Because of this threat, Chrome users should update their browser as soon as possible. The bug is one of 11, though, […]


Operating System, Others

ChromeOS 104 is rolling out with a new dark theme, and automatic transitions

August 5, 2022

Via: The Verge

Google’s newest update for ChromeOS is rolling out to users this week, and one of its new features is support for switching to a dark theme, as 9to5Google reported. Previously hidden behind developer flags while in testing, it finally made […]


Gadgets, Products

Pixel Buds Pro vs AirPods Pro: Comparing Apples to Googles

August 4, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Google’s latest earbuds, the Pixel Buds Pro, are well positioned to be a strong competitor to Apple’s AirPods Pro, especially for Android owners. But which set will take the crown as the better noise canceling earbuds? Let’s break it down. […]


Android Phone, Products

7 Pixel settings you should change this second

July 29, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Part of the Pixel’s primary appeal is the phone’s phenomenal software. All Android experiences are not created equal, as anyone who’s spent seven seconds with an out-of-the-box Samsung setup can tell you, and Google’s clean and simple approach to Android […]


Gadgets, Products

Google thought about making the Pixel Buds Pro transparent

July 29, 2022

Via: Phone Arena

The other day we told you that Amazon’s algorithms screwed up. Because one of the color choices for the Google Pixel Buds Pro is charcoal, the online retailer listed the true wireless earbuds as its top-rated charcoal grill and even […]


Android Phone, Products

How to use Magic Eraser on Pixel 6 phones

July 22, 2022

Via: The Verge

It doesn’t take much to ruin an otherwise great photo. That could mean there’s someone you don’t want in the background or a distracting, brightly colored object behind your subject that you didn’t see when you snapped the shutter. Removing […]


News and Press

Pixel 6a review: Half the price of Pixel 6 Pro, but just as good

July 21, 2022

Via: ZDnet

It’s about to get a lot harder to recommend Google’s flagship smartphones, the $599 Pixel 6 and $899 Pixel 6 Pro. Not because either phone is bad — the exact opposite, in fact. But because the $449 Pixel 6a is […]


App Review, Applications

The new Google Wallet is starting to show up on people’s phones

July 18, 2022

Via: The Verge

Google Wallet, the app that will replace Google Pay in many countries (more on that in a moment), has started to show up on people’s phones. According to Google spokesperson Chaiti Sen, the company has “started rolling out the Wallet […]


App security, Applications

Drop, crack, d’oh! My broken Android phone epiphany

July 13, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Man, I had one hell of a streak. All these years — approximately 7,967 since I first started using and writing about Android — and somehow, rather miraculously, I’d never outright broken a phone. Impressive, I know. But don’t let […]


Android, Operating System

Google makes its latest case on why iPhone users should switch to Android

June 29, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Back in April, Google launched a “Switch to Android” iOS app that first worked with Pixel phones. Availability is now expanding to all Android 12 phones as Google makes its case for why iPhone users should switch. Pixel compatibility with […]


App Review, Applications

Gmail for Android, iOS add convenient ‘Storage used’ indicator

June 28, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

On the web, Gmail has long noted how much storage you’re using at the bottom of the page. A “Storage used” indicator is now on Gmail for Android and iOS to save you from needing to open another app or […]


App Review, Applications

Google Password Manager starts offering on-device encryption on Android, iOS, and Chrome

June 21, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

The technology industry (Apple, Google, Microsoft) ultimately wants to get rid of passwords with passkeys. Until then, the Google Password Manager is starting to offer on-device encryption so that “only you can see your passwords.” Today, the Google Password Manager […]